Judith Dianne Lastique-Julien

February 3, 1962February 12, 2013
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Lastique-Julien, Judith Dianne

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013, at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, at the age of 51. Judy will be lovingly missed and remembered by her husband Andre; son Guy; daughter-in-law Suzette; grandchildren Mikaela, Theo, Gabriel, Adam; and Judy’s mother Vilma.

Family and friends are invited to gather at the Jerrett Funeral Home, 660 Kennedy Road, on Thursday, February 14 from 6 until 8 p.m., and also on Friday February 15 from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m., with interment to follow at Christ the King Cemetery 7770 Steeles Ave East in Markham.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Maria Goretti Parish Maintenance Fund would be appreciated by the family.

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  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 16, 2013

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Gwynne Moore

April 19, 2013

It was an honor to have met you Judy. I know; this chapter is just your next greatest adventure. Missing you often. You are and always will be held in highest esteem.

April 16, 2013

I just now (in April) found out about Judith's passing. Judith was a wonderful mentor to me as a GBC intervenor placement student at CNIB. I so appreciate her wisdom and knowledge. I learned a lot from her, about intervention for individuals with deafblindness...and life. God bless you Judith.
Ann Breen (Toronto, ON)

Ianina Rodriguez

February 22, 2013

I learned about Judy being sick just two weeks before her passing and after my business trip didn't make it in time to visit her. The Lord knows His ways... I'll always remember dear friend our informal and happy 'chats' about the warm people from South America where we came from and about your Andre and my Andre. I know the Lord prepared a special place for you in heaven. You'll always be in my heart

February 20, 2013

On behalf of the Intervenor Program at George Brown College and all our students with whom Judith worked & mentored over the years, deep condolences....we will miss her.


February 19, 2013

Judith I will remember you as the vibrant, wonderful person you were, forever greeting people with a sweet ready smile. This is the image of you I will carry with me always.

Carolyn MacDiarmid

February 17, 2013

Judith was a wonderful, warm, creative, multi-talented lady. We were both colleagues and friends. In the early days, she sat behind me at work and was a pleasure to chat with and share laughs. Her wisdom and positive attitude were inspirational. She had a "don't give up" attitude. In her latter days, she was able to keep smiling even though she was in great pain. In her short life, she made a huge impact on the lives of so many. She will be greatly missed and always loved.

February 16, 2013

I first met Judith when she spoke at a United Way gathering in Toronto. I was very moved by her willingness to share her story; she was articulate, sensitive, and funny. I thought to myself, this woman has passion and fire. She certainly had an impact on me as well as her audience.

Years later, Judith became a valued colleague of the Deafblind Services Team across the province of Ontario. She came on board, eager and willing to take on the Literacy Program for Deafblind Adults as an instructor which was not an easy task; one of many challenegs and learning. And that she did folks!

Judith's enthusiasm and enjoyment in her work brought an enormous awareness of empowerment for herself and others. I watched her evolve from a literacy instructor, to a mentor, to a teacher, to a role model and an exceptional advocate for the students in the literacy program and for all people with disabilities.

Judith's fire turned into a beautiful and pure energy that will continue to inspire through the ages. Light up the solar system JJ, happy trails...

XO Nancy Lord

February 16, 2013

I will miss Judith's warmth and passion. I will hold on tight to all of the wonderful memories I have of you Judy. The world has lost a very special lady. Rest in peace Judy, Love you Sue M-W (CNIB)

Sandra Miners

February 16, 2013

Judith was a joy to know and work with. She loved to learn; she loved to teach; and she did her best to make her teaching relevant and helpful to her students' lives. You could always tell that Judith loved her students and she loved people. She was an asset to the Deaf-Blind Literacy program at CNIB and to the Deaf literacy community. I will always remember Judith's kindness, her creativity and her positive “can do” spirit.

Former Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Literacy Field Consultant for CNIB

Theron Smith

February 15, 2013

Judy as I know her, helped me to create my firts job resume in Trinidad, many years ago. She was truly a gentle soul that pushed and inspired me to achieve the most in life. I could not believe the news when I heard it. The inspirational conversations we had, the appreciation for the military and aviation. I can honestly say she guided me. I salute you cousin and thanks for believing in me and showing me that perseverance pays off. Love you cousin and I will continue achieving what you believed in. You have inspired so many. Love Tuby.